This is devastating.
Sian Blake — a British soap opera star known for her role in EastEnders — was believed to be found dead, along with her two young sons, Zachary, 8 and Amon, 4.
Three bodies — that have yet to be identified — were found in the garden of a property belonging to the 43-year-old actress.
Sian Blake. (Photo Credit: Met Police/BBC One)
The family was first reported missing last month. Sian’s boyfriend, Arthur Simpson-Kent — who is also the father of her children — allegedly fled to Ghana days after their disappearance and the Scotland Yard requested assistance to locate him.
Before her disappearance, Sian was battling motor neurone disease.
Sian's sons, Zachary (left) and Amon (right). (Photo Credit: Met Police/BBC One)
"Sadly, as part of a thorough forensic search we are carrying out at the family's home in Erith, we recovered three bodies from the garden of the property," Detective Superintendent Paul Monk of Homicide and Major Crime Command tells People.
Arthur Simpson-Kent. (Photo Credit: Met Police/BBC One)
He continues, "As yet, we have not formally identified the bodies but this is of course a significant development and Sian's family have been informed. This continues to be a fast moving investigation and our thoughts are with Sian's family at this time. This is now a murder investigation and as such I'd urge anyone who can help our investigation to contact us."
Our thoughts are with their loved ones in the wake of this tragedy.